Horse Health Matters®

Good Feeding Strategies for Your Dentally Challenged Horse

by Flossie Sellers

April 18, 2017 18:42

Learn about the 5 feeding strategies that will help keep your dentally challenged horse healthy and content and why special treatment is often necessary, …

Dental Care

Feeding the Toothless Horse

EquiMed Staff

Feeding the Toothless Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 11, 2018 08:36

"When feeding a horse with no teeth or with very severe tooth damage, feed a slurry of complete pelleted feed and/or mashed alfalfa pellets, and add in some …

Take the Trauma Out of 5 Horse Health Emergencies

by EquiMed Staff

April 12, 2017 11:17

Colic, acute lameness, traumatic injury accompanied by severe bleeding, shock, and choke are emergencies for which all horse owners need to be prepared …

General Care

Equine Euthanasia - What You Should Know

Flossie Sellers

Equine Euthanasia - What You Should Know

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 18:16

Learn the 5 questions that must be asked when euthanasia is being considered for any horse and also learn about the three methods for euthanasia recommended by …

Tip of the Day

The general consensus is to use steel-toed shoes when working around horses. Quality shoes following the ASTM standard are tested for 2500 pounds of compressive force.

General Care

How Do I Know My Horse Is Colicking …

Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

How Do I Know My Horse Is Colicking …

by Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

April 21, 2017 14:23

Read to learn the important signs of colic and why staying calm and assessing the situation is important for you and your horse, as well as your veterinarian …

Hoof Care

Preparing for the Farrier's Visit

EquiMed Staff

Preparing for the Farrier's Visit

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 16:47

You will get better service from your farrier if you do your part to prepare for his or her visit. Here are some great ideas to help you become your farrier's …

Lameness

Prevent Lameness in Your Horse

Katie Navarra

Prevent Lameness in Your Horse

by Katie Navarra

May 2, 2017 16:23

Great information about things that you can do the prevent lameness in your horse. Expert farrier Brandon DeShane gives you the what and why to help you keep …

Ready for My Close-Up: Video Monitoring for Your Pregnant Mare

by Karen Briggs

May 7, 2017 14:33

Learn how easy it is to install and use a video monitor for your pregnant mare. Be ready for the Big Event! Includes links to equipment manufacturers and …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 17:55

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Filly

Young unbred female horse less than four years old.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

es·sen·tial
/əˈsen(t)SHəl/
adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse.

William Shakespeare, Richard III, 1594

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